FLYING HIGH WITH THE FUJIFILM X SERIES – MATI BEETSON ON AERIAL​ PHOTOGRAPHY

No doubt you have seen examples of aerial photography. And we are not talking about drone footage here. We are talking about photographers getting up amongst the clouds and taking some seriously amazing shots of landscape and nature. Be it a shark in deep waters or a national landmark from several thousand feet, it is a genre that many of us will never get to indulge in. But, we are so fortunate to have members in our community to get sky high with this style of photography both for fun and for work. And here they share those experiences with us. For part two of this mini-blog-series, we talk to Mati Beetson. Mati has previously shared with us some amazing images from his travels. He also has the ability to photograph sharks much safer than actually getting in the water! And it should be noted, that Mati just very recently won the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 with his photograph Fin Whale’s Demise. You will see it in the blog below. That and a couple of other award-winning images.

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Fuji X Aus Perth Lighting Workshop with Dan Avila & Camera Electronics

Last week FXA Perth photographers had the opportunity to attend a lighting workshop hosted at Camera Electronics featuring professional photographer Dan Avila. For those of you who don’t know who Dan Avila is, let me give you a brief summary. He is a Fujifilm GFX shooter based in Perth, Western Australia. He is photojournalist, writer and travel photographer. Dan shoots all around the world and works with a wide range of clients. Lighting is just one of his many expertise as a photographer.

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Fujifilm XF50mmF2 V Fujifilm XF56mmF1.2

When Fujifilm Australia offered me a loan XF56mmF1.2 lens, I jumped at the opportunity to have another try of this much-acclaimed piece of kit. I say another try as I have owned this lens in the past. Actually, I have owned almost all of the Fujifilm XF primes and most of the zooms at some point. But as many of you will know, I have recently trimmed my kit way down. To focus more on the art and skill of the shot, rather than rummaging in my bag looking for the perfect lens. I shoot with what I have and personally, I think it has made me a better photographer.

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Flying High With the Fujifilm X Series – Chris Magnay on Aerial​ Photography

No doubt you have seen examples of aerial photography. And we are not talking about drone footage here. We are talking about photographers getting up amongst the clouds and taking some seriously amazing shots of landscape and nature. Be it a shark in deep waters or a national landmark from several thousand feet, it is a genre that many of us will never get to indulge in. But, we are so fortunate to have members in our community to get sky high with this style of photography both for fun and for work. And here they share those experiences with us. Let’s kick off this mini-blog-series with Chris Magnay. Chris has been a long-time member of our community and has shared with us some amazing images of the Australian outback. And when it comes to the outback, not many could compare to just how far out Chris is!

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Fujifilm X-E3 Vs Fujifilm X-T3

I currently own the Fujifilm X-T3 and before that the Fujifilm X-T2 and before that the Fujifilm X-T1! I love this series of camera. I love the design and how I have full top dial access to ISO, Shutter Speed and Exposure Compensation. I shoot a lot of street with this camera, and as a result, I fully utilise the dual-direction tilting screen. I can shoot from the hip or lower. I also find that when paired with the Fujifilm “Fujicrons” it is a perfect balance, size and weight for me. The “Fujicrons” are the current set of smaller, and weather-sealed prime lenses in the Fujifilm XF16mmF2.8, XF23mmF2, XF35mmF2 and the XF50mmF2. They are much smaller and lighter than the older, faster primes of the equivalent focal distance. Of which I currently own the XF23mmF2 and the 50mmF2. Both perfect for my style of work – both professional and casual.

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Street photography in Little India with Singapore’s Fujifilm X Photographer Ivan Joshua Loh

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On a recent long weekend trip to Singapore, I met up with Singaporean Fujifilm X Photographer Ivan for a morning photowalk around Little India. He may be a Fujifilm X Photographer, but more importantly he’s a fuji fanboy who has a quirky and fun approach to photography. It was such a fun and insightful morning of photographing around little India.

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Fuji X Aus – Fujifilm Australia – Cocktails

On a chilly Melbourne night, we gathered in a dark private space, sipped cocktails and talked cameras. Sound like any photographic community event you have ever heard of? Well, it is true. Around a dozen members of Fuji X Aus were invited by Leigh, from Fujifilm Australia, to meet at the Waterslide Bar located discretely in the East end of Southgate. What followed was a risky experiment with cocktails and cameras. Cocktails & Cameras – that has a catchy ring doesn’t it?

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Fujifilm GF 100-200mmF5.6 Zoom – Mati Beetson

Hi All,

          here are my first impressions of the latest lens from Fujifilm for the GFX camera series; the GF100-200mm f/5.6 LM OIS WR lens.

I don’t really do technical reviews, there are plenty of tech head’s out there far better at spelling out the specifications than me, not forgetting there is a lot of useful information from Fujifilm’s own website.

I would, however, like to discuss the lens in use, in particular, my genres of choice Aerials, Landscapes & Nature. As a lot of the other review sites have suggested, this lens should be perfectly suited to my needs.

I was initially quite sceptical when this lens was announced on Fujifilm’s lens road-map, the focal length really appealed to me but the f5.6 aperture took some of the shine off my initial excitement. After reading through some of the reviews/first impressions from some Fujifilm X ambassadors and pre-production testers, I got the feeling I should really give this lens a go to see what it’s capable of.

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Fujifilm X100F in 2019

On January 19th, 2017 the Fujifilm X100F was announced. Reviews and pictures of the camera could be found everywhere, yet I ignored and avoided the camera. The X-T2 plus the X-T1 met my professional and daily needs, so what was the point?

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Long Exposure Tip – A Must Know – Harmeet Gabha

In today’s blog I present to you long time Fuji X Aus member Harmeet Gabha.  I have long admired his work and also his desire to share his knowledge and processes with others via his YouTube channel. This kind of work is essential to support other photographers that are new to the field or seeking inspiration. You can check out his YouTube channel right here! Today, Harmeet tackles a problem that many Fujifilm X Series shooters come across when shooting long exposures. Let’s hear what he has to offer.

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